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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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Dodgers Officially Introduce GM Zaidi

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Senators Experimenting With Supporters Group

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Twins Dropping Pinstripes From Uniforms

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Celtics' Gotham Defends New Uniform Look

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Bengals Honor Devon Still's Daughter Leah

The Bengals during Thursday night's game against the Browns brought Leah Still, the four-year-old daughter of DT Devon Still, on the field to be part of a presentation in which the team gave more that $1.3M to Cincinnati Children's Hospital to "help fight pediatric cancer," according to the CIN ...

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Clippers Hire Gillian Zucker To Manage Business

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Dolphins Panned For "Hosting" Jets In London

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Chiefs Fans Unhappy About London Game

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Celtics' New Alternate Jerseys Draw Ire

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Minneapolis PD Suspends Teams' Police Escorts

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